Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Your Love Is King by Addrienne Thompson

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It is with wonderful pleasure that I share with you a wonderful read. I had the pleasure of coming across this new writer for me and I tell you her work draws in from page 1. I read three of her books in one, that's how good they are. Check her out I guarantee you will not be disappointed.  Be blessed and enjoy.
Divorced nurse and single mom, Marli Meadows, finds herself stuck in a rut. She’s tired of her life and decides to leave it behind and embark on a search for change. What she finds instead, is love.

Excerpt:
From Chapter One: “You’re Not the Man

I rolled over in the bed after a short nap, opened my eyes, and nearly jumped out of my skin. For a brief moment, I’d forgotten that Darius was lying next to me. The sight of him lying there asleep with his mouth wide open startled me.
I eyed him with disgust as I tried to ease out of bed undetected. I slid and slid until my feet finally reached the floor, then I tiptoed through the cluttered efficiency apartment into the bathroom. I peered into the smudged mirror and wondered to myself, What are you doing, Marli Meadows? Why are you here with him? I shook my head as if the mere action could erase my relationship with Darius Cotton right out of my life.
I squatted over the toilet and relieved myself, afraid to sit on the seat. Knowing Darius, there was no telling how many other butts had been on that seat. I turned the water in the faucet on to a slow trickle, still not wanting to awaken Darius, and washed my hands. I dried them with some toilet paper and then quickly pulled my underwear and work uniform back on and slowly opened the creaky bathroom door.
I exited the bathroom and found Darius sitting on the side of the bed, lighting up a blunt. Dang! I thought, if I don’t get out of here quick, I’ll be smelling just like that stuff and probably get a contact high. It’d be my luck for them to pop up with a random drug test at work and that crap’ll show up.
“You leaving, baby?” he grunted between drags. He rubbed his hand across his bare chest and stretched. I eyed his nakedness as I walked back into the room.
“Yeah, it’s already eleven. I gotta go home and get some rest for work tonight,” I answered as I gathered up my purse and slipped on my shoes.
With a lopsided grin on his face, he revealed two rows of shiny gold teeth and said, “Yeah, cause you know if you stay here you gon’ have to put in some more work, huh?”
Ugh, I thought. “Yeah, well, I’ll talk to you later, Darius.”
“A’ight, come give me a kiss, boo.”
I swallowed hard. I know this sounds strange considering the fact that I’d just had sex with him, but the thought of kissing him really didn’t appeal to me. It took all I had in me to walk over to him, bend over, and plant a kiss on his dark lips.
He swatted my butt. “A’ight girl, I’ll holla at you later. Don’t work too hard tonight.”
I nodded. “I won’t. Bye, Darius.”
“Bye, Mar-lay.”
I shook my head as I closed the door behind me. We’d been “seeing” each other for nearly two years, and he still mispronounced my name. Well, it was either that or he was just so country that it sounded like he was mispronouncing it.  Whichever was the case, it was irritating.
I walked down the steep stairs from Darius’s apartment out onto the parking lot.  I unlocked and then climbed into my Toyota Camry which was parked right next to Darius’s souped-up Chevy Caprice. I rolled my eyes at the repeated Louis Vuitton logos covering his car. I backed out of my space and glanced at his license plate which read, SMOKONE. I sighed as I pulled off the lot.



Purchase Links:
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Author Bio:
Adrienne Thompson has worn many titles in her lifetime–from teenage mother to teenage wife to divorcee to registered nurse to author. This mother of two young adults and one teenager currently resides in Arkansas with her daughter where she writes and publishes her stories full time.
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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thankfulness

Psalm 100:4 NLT - Enter his gates with thanksgiving, go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name.

This is the time of the year when many are sharing what they are thankful for. The Philippines was just hit with a typhoon and the midwest devostated by at least 80 tornadoes. Yes, there is much we all should be thankful for. Today and everyday not just a certain time of the year. Our lives are not our own and because we do not know what tomorrow holds, everday that we are blessed to breath air we should give thanks.

I am lining my thoughts up with the creator. I am releasing all that I have no control over and increasing my praise. We only have this one life and it is up to us what we do with it, waste our time on and allow to consume us.

Why not shift your focus and increase your praise? Why not focus more on others tgen yourself?

Psalm 100:5 NLT - For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.

Be thankful today and everyday.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

All Or Nothing

It came to me this morning that we are missjng the mark.  We must use the whole word of God and not just parts of it that we feel most comfortable with. We must be obedient to the full gospel in order for our blessings to be fully realized.

Isasih 1:19 KJV - If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land. Is it clear?

Lets look at this same verse in the New Living Translation which says - If you will obey me and let me help you, then you will have plenty to eat. Ummmmm.

I don't know about you but I want to have plenty of Gods blessings.  Everyday we as Gods children his foot soldiers are to be doing the hard work in building the kingdom of God.  We are to witness to the broken and the lost. We are to share the good news and the love of Christ. Share with them that they are loved and there is rest to be found for their soul. Matthew chapter 11 talks about that rest. I wonder what it would be like to see this work maifested. I wonder how much darkness would be present if we all were doing just what God said to do.

Though we cannot eradicate sin and darkness, broken spirits or sin, God can.  We cannot save anyones soul, God can. I am saddened by the carelessness of many who I hear profess Christ but are not living or acting Christlike.

My prayer is that we all come to the tealization that God is real and He will not let His word return to Him void.eaning, He will do jist what He said.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Being Humble Being Blessed



For the past week I have been sick as all get out. I have had colds and flus but this was different. I really can not put my finger on it. I just feel a change. For the past week I have slept, read and coughed. I have fussed at invisible people in my room. I was not delusional, I just spoke into the atmosphere what  I felt. Being frustraighted with the aches, pains, coughing, sweating and just being totally uncomfortable, I spoke verbally healing, help, direction and most all provison. God answered. I was reminded that He is God. I was humbled by the blessing brought to me my someone I did not expect but, thats God. He sends is best soldiers to do his best work. He also sends the weakest too. You see each of us no matter our abilities have a gift and not using that gift is in disobedience to God who gave us the gift. It does not take much. It does not take great effort. We just have to use what was already instilled in us  by the Great Creator.

1 Peter 3:8-12 NLT - Finally, all of you should be of one mind, full of sympathy towards each other, loving one another with tender hearts and humble minds. Don't repay evil for evil. dont retaliate when people say unkind things about you. Instaed, pay them bak with a blessing. That is what God wants you to do, and h  will bless you for it. For the scriotures say: If you want  happy life and goidvdays, keep your tongue from speaking evil, and keep your lips from telling lies. Turn away from evil and do good. Work hard at living in peace with others. The eyes o  the Lord watch ober those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil.

Today and everyday, show kindness to others. Share your smile, a hello, a have a good day with someone. You never know how this will affect the receiver. Now get to it. Make a phone call, send a physicsl card in the mail to someone. Do a "I just stopped by" drive by.

Your Father is watching to see what you do with His gifts.

Lord Bless